Freshly Brewed Sundays: {Constant Renewal}


“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right
spirit within me.”  ~~ Psalm 51:10


Cleanliness is next to Godliness — how many times did she say that?  How did she think I’d forget?  My mom, the Queen of Repetition, said it over and over.  Small children don’t get idioms, those phrases which often mean something other than what they say.

Yesterday as I cleaned my home, after many weeks of not being able to, I thought to myself, “Well, if cleanliness is next to Godliness, I just got a grand and glorious F!”

This morning our church choir sang a tantalizingly beautiful anthem based on the verse from Psalm 51 shown above.  As I listened to the words, I couldn’t help but consider my heart as God’s home.  Is my heart clean?  Is my spirit right and in tune with God?  Hard questions to answer.

I must be about cleaning my spiritual house, my heart, daily, perhaps hourly or more often, to retain a right spirit, a spirit in favor with God.  Gratitude overflows at the thought that God truly understands and accepts me flaws and all, and even when I’m not as clean and spiffed up as I should be.  He trusts me to set things aright, and I must not fail Him. 


So, dear friends, I want to assure you that God takes us in whatever condition we’re in as long as we’re willing to say, “I believe.  I have faith.  And ask His forgiveness.”

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4 thoughts on “Freshly Brewed Sundays: {Constant Renewal}

  1. Hello, I'm visiting from Barbie's blog. I love this verse so much, that I find myself saying it during the day especially while I am praying for others. I believe. I have faith. Forgive me Father. Blessings,<><

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  2. Hello,Stopping by via Barbie's Freshly Brewed Sundays and am so glad I did! Love the way you laid this out for me. Yes, I am striving to have a clean heart/home for Him, but am so humbled to know He'll take me just as I am. What grace! Thanks for your wonderful encouragement today! All for Him,Nikki

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  3. I'm so glad you stopped by . . . I love making new friends this way. It's amazing how many Christians are blogging and spreading the Word. Blessings back to you!

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  4. Nikki, I looked at your name and stopped in my tracks. I'm about to become grandma to a new granddaughter by marriage who's name is spelled just like yours, and I love Nikki so much! I'm so glad you stopped by and isn't His grace just the most awesome gift? And you have encouraged me too!Blessings to you this week!

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